Free online ADHD CME

For healthcare providers

90% of ADHD Adults are undiagnosed and untreated.
Underlying ADHD may comprise 15% of office visits.
Help patients the way you do with anxiety, depression.
All materials are online, for your convenience.
Taught by ADHD Experts from APSARD.

Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Program Director
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The ADHD CME Online Course Catalog

ABC’s of
Adult ADHD

6.0 hours CME credit

  • Screening for Adult ADHD
    in Primary Care

    CME Credit: 0.5
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    In this twenty-five minute course, Lenard Adler, MD, covers the broad steps for diagnosis of ADHD and the in-office use of two highly reliable patient self-report surveys: the ASRS V1.1 6-Question ADHD Screener, and the 18 Point ADHD Symptom Checklist.

  • Diagnosing ADHD in Adults
    in Primary Care

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this first of a two-part series, primary care clinicians will learn the appropriate prompts for ADHD screening, how to make a complete ADHD diagnosis, and how to schedule and monitor the prescription of medications for ADHD symptom relief. Presented by a family physician, Oren Mason, MD, who diagnoses and treats ADHD full-time, learners will walk away with a confidence in handling ADHD as we currently do anxiety, depression, and associated medications.

  • Optimizing Treatment for ADHD
    in Primary Care

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this second of a two-part series, primary care clinicians will learn to choose and dose ADHD medications appropriately for symptom improvement, determine improvement levels through Measurement-Based Care, recognize side effects that would warrant medication change or adjustment, and refer patients appropriately for psycho-social support. Presented by a family physician, Oren Mason, MD, who diagnoses and treats ADHD full-time, learners will walk away with a confidence in handling ADHD as we currently do anxiety, depression, and associated medications.

  • Managing ADHD Medications in Primary Care

    CME Credit: 1.5
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    In this 90 minute presentation with Anthony Rostain, MD provides a thorough review of medications available for ADHD treatment, and protocols for managing medication adherence and safe use. Viewers will understand the vital role primary care physicians play in the treatment of ADHD.

  • Cardiovascular Safety of ADHD Medications

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    This 56 minute presentation with Anthony Rostain, MD answers questions regarding the safety of stimulant medications for use in ADHD patients. Viewers become familiar with the extensive research showing the overall safety and efficacy of stimulant medications, and the “at risk” factors which warrant a provider’s attention and follow-through.

  • Managing Medical Comorbidities with ADHD

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this one-hour session, Anthony L. Rostain, MD MA reviews the numerous medical conditions which are most commonly present with adult ADHD and can in fact be triggers for diagnosing ADHD – smoking, eating disorders, substance abuse, and others. Dr. Rostain reviews the list of ADHD medications and their appropriate use with comorbid conditions, as well as discussing ADHD and pregnancy, ADHD and lifestyle management, and side effects of ADHD medications.

ADHD Symptoms
ADHD Treatment

7.0 hours CME credit

  • ADHD in Women - Differences in Diagnosis

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this first of a two part series on ADHD and Women, Ellen Littman, PhD describes the significant difference in symptoms of ADHD in women vs men. Because diagnostic criteria for ADHD were developed in the early 1900’s based upon the symptoms of hyperactive boys, many young females and even older women have been missed in diagnosis. We now know what to look for in women with ADHD, and Part 1 provides that clarity for screening and diagnosis.

  • ADHD in Women - Differences in Treatment

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this second of a two part series on ADHD and Women, Ellen Littman, PhD discusses the unique situations of ADHD women with high IQ’s and those with hyperactive/impulsive presentation. The majority of the session focuses on the variety of successful therapeutic options for all women with ADHD.

  • ADHD and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this one hour presentation, Anthony Rostain, MD, MA clearly describes the neural correlates that ADHD patients share with proclivity toward substance abuse. He reviews the risks of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in teenagers, college students and adults, discusses appropriate medication usage and describes multiple treatment approaches (both pharmaceutical and cognitive therapies) that clinicians can use to treat both ADHD and SUD. A trusting clinician-patient relationship is an important key to treatment success.

  • ADHD and Working Memory-
    What We Know

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this one-hour presentation, Joseph Biederman, MD describes the symptoms of working memory deficits as one of a set of Executive Function Deficits (EFDs) that can accompany ADHD and in fact have similar neural correlates in the brain. Dr. Biederman describes these phenomena throughout the lifespan, with research data in children, young adults, and adults.

  • Pharmacological Treatment of Comorbid ADHD

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    ADHD is often comorbid with one or more other psychological disorders. In this one hour CME session, primary care professionals will learn the list of psychological disorders that frequently occur with ADHD, the order of treatment of co-occurring conditions, and the available medications for multiple conditions, and side effects which need to be balanced in dosing and polypharmacy.  Presented by Joseph Biederman, MD.

  • Improving Executive Function in Adult ADHD

    CME Credit: 0.5
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    This 30 minute presentation with Lenard Adler, MD clarifies how the primary care practitioner can identify Executive Function Deficits in ADHD patients which are separate from symptoms of ADHD. Both the symptoms and deficits can be ameliorated with effective and very different kinds of therapy.

  • Assessing Functional Outcomes in Young ADHD Adults

    CME Credit: 0.5
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    This 27 minute presentation with Lenard Adler, MD explains the components of a complete diagnosis of ADHD in adults and how to distinguish the symptoms of ADHD from frequently comorbid executive function deficits.

  • Late Onset of ADHD
    and Atypical ADHD

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this 50 minute presentation, Stephen V. Faraone, PhD presents atypical cases of ADHD which can confound diagnosis in the clinical setting. Clinical guidance is given in clarifying how to diagnose ADHD with late onset beyond the DSM-5 age of 12, as well as individuals with both low and high IQ who may also have ADHD.

Non-Drug Treatment
for ADHD

5.25 hours CME credit

  • Integrating Pharmacologic and Alternative Treatments for ADHD

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this 40 minute presentation, Dr. Stephen Faraone, PhD presents the appropriate use of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for ADHD individuals. Non-pharmacologic treatments include cognitive training, meditation, diet inclusions and restrictions, and more. Dr. Faraone uses an evidence-based approach which evaluates the quality of evidence and magnitude of treatment effect (effect size) for each therapy. Further, he presents a helpful algorithm on how to integrate therapies.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

    CME Credit: 1.5
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    This 80 minute presentation with Mary Solanto, PhD describes the benefits and efficacy of the non-pharmacologic treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which assists patients with core deficits in executive functioning. The primary care practitioner who refers out to a trained therapist benefits his/her patients greatly.

  • Mindfulness for ADHD
    (History and Sessions 1-2)

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this 65 minute presentation by John Mitchell, PhD, you will learn the history of overall Behavior Therapy and the more specific development of Mindfulness Based Therapy (MBT) for ADHD and other conditions.  You will learn the evidence basis for the efficacy of MBT as a legitimate treatment choice in your toolkit for ADHD, derived from previous research.  You will be exposed to the overall approach in introducing MBT to your ADHD patients, whether you choose to refer them to third-party programs, or begin to deliver all or portions of this program yourself.

  • Mindfulness for ADHD
    (Sessions 3-8)

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this continued 50 minute presentation by John Mitchell, PhD, we go through the learning modules (3-8) of a sample Mindfulness program for ADHD, with modules focusing on: breath, body and sound, body sensations, thoughts, judgments, emotions, and interactions with others. (Modules 1-2 are covered in Part 1.)

  • Altering Long-Term Outcomes for ADHD

    CME Credit: 1.0
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    In this 51 minute presentation, Jeffrey Halperin, PhD describes the development of ADHD symptoms throughout the lifespan, what we know about the interplay between environment and genetics, and how the environment can be used to alter long-term trajectory of ADHD, evidenced by reduced symptomatology.

About ADHD CME

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Faculty provided by APSARD

American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders

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National Association for Continuing Education

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